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Book cover of Yangzhou Gardens and Traditional Residences (Centenary Edition), with Chinese garden, arched bridge over water, and hanging foliage above. Published by Tongji University Press.

Yangzhou Gardens and Traditional Residences (Centenary Edition)

By (author) Chen Congzhou


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  • A classic work of Chinese garden and architecture scholarship, revised and updated
  • This edition features 50 new photographs by the author that have recently been discovered
Full Description

Yangzhou, an historically important site in the Jiangsu province, is one of the most affluent cities in China. This book explores the historical background of Yangzhou gardens and traditional houses in detail, through architectural surveys that offer targeted research and analysis of garden and residential projects. From early on, Yangzhou underwent several economic booms and the rich material base provided great opportunities for its development in art and culture. The unique characteristics of Yangzhou gardens and houses are presented through a wealth of archival images, in addition to a text by the renowned Chinese academic Chen Congzhou.

Text in English and Chinese.

About the Author

Chen Congzhou (1918-2000), Professor of Architecture at Tongji University, Shanghai, was the leading Chinese garden historian of his generation, and also a practicing landscape architect involved in the restoration of historic gardens. He served as an advisor to I. M. Pei & Associates and was made an honorary member of the Japanese Garden Society. He is widely referenced and quoted by specialists on Chinese gardens, and is considered one of the most preeminent thinkers and scholars in this field.

Tongji University Press
8th Nov 2022
Paperback / softback
World excluding China
260 mm x 188 mm
368 Pages
Name of series
CHEN Congzhou - Chinese Classical Gardens and Residences
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